Talk:20 percent of Victorians drive on worn tyres

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You are an absolute legend - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 03:26, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Original Reporting[edit]

As the original source of this article was very short, I thought it would be interesting to look into the penalties of driving on unroadworthy tyres and the cost of replacing them on the three popular kinds of cars in Australia.

I compiled a list of vehicles which are considered to be popular (or well known) in each category.

Large sedan[edit]

  • Ford Falcon
  • Holden Commodore
  • Toyota Camry
  • Mitsubishi 380

Small sedan[edit]

  • Toyota Corolla
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Nissan Pulsar

SUV[edit]

  • Nissan Patrol
  • Ford Territory
  • Subaru Forester
  • Toyota Prado

I then looked up the tyre sizes of the vehicles on their manufacturer's website and contacted local tyre retailers and asked for the price of their mid-range tyres by size. Interestingly, despite slight variations in sizes between makes and models (in each group), the tyre models and pricing are the same.

Here's what I found:

Large sedan[edit]

  • Bridgestone ER30 $90
  • Pirelli P6 $149
  • Goodyear NCT5 Eco $139
  • Dunlop Monza 200 $138

AVERAGE $129

Small sedan[edit]

  • Firstone Firehawk 700 $109
  • Goodyear NCT5 Eco $109
  • Yokohama S306 $99

AVERAGE $105

SUV[edit]

  • Territory and Forester:
    • Bridgestone ER30 $165
    • Goodyear NCT5 Eco $175
    • Goodyear Fortera $195
  • All (including Territory and Forester):
    • Bridgestone D840 $229

AVERAGE $191 --Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 03:34, 7 June 2006 (UTC)